They can be bought separately or as a part of their weight loss bundle, which also comes with omega 3, multivitamins, diet whey protein and a shaker. Ideal if you’re looking for something to use your Myprotein discount on!
Amazon also sell the thermopure which is handy if you already have an Amazon account.
As I regularly use diet whey, vitamins and have more than enough shakers I decided to buy these two products separately to see if they live up to the hype.
My review and actual weight loss experiment with these two products is posted below.
So what exactly is Thermopure from MyProtein?
Thermopure contains a unique blend of ingredients that are all related to fat burning and energy boosting.
The unique blend is marketed as one that assists users to achieve a whole host of goals by giving your body the required drive, energy and focus.
In each serving of Thermopure you’re provided with a range of B vitamins, 150mg of caffeine, green tea extract, Chromium, L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine and even a hint of Cayenne Powder.
With these ingredients Thermopure seems to pack a load of benefits:
- Caffeine – with 150mg of caffeine per serving of Thermopure your alertness, energy and concentration should be on top form. Giving you the drive and explosion to push your body harder and faster during exercise.
- B Vitamins – With vitamins B12 and B6, Myprotein’s Thermopure will assist your body in reducing tiredness and fatigue whilst supporting your metabolism. As with most vitamins, they also work alongside your immune system to support its normal function when placed under extreme stress due to intense exercise.
- Chromium – With 120g per serving Chromium helps to maintain your health and well-being by conserving normal blood glucose levels. Which also benefits you by helping to control sugar cravings.
- Green Tea – With antioxidant benefits, Green Tea has been one of the biggest game changers of the noughties. You can no longer go to a cafe, hotel or hairdressers without being offered a range of flavoured green teas. But with the benefits of lowering cholesterol and blood pressure they can assist users in their fat burning efforts and recover the negative effects of bad food intake.
- L-Tyrosine and L-Theanine – L-Tyrosine helps keep your mind engaged and clear. It’s widely used in a range of sports nutrition supplements as it keeps your body energised. Whereas L-Theanine can help keep you calm and relaxed by transmitting nerve impulses in the brain. With both of these ingredients together you’ve got a mix of mental clarity, energy and relaxation all in one – great for mental health and well-being.
How does it work?
Like with all thermogenic’s, Thermopure works on raising your body’s temperature – which in turn leads to accelerating your metabolism and ultimately lead to weight loss.
Thermopure contains stimulating ingredients such as Black pepper and cayenne which are known to increase body temperature.
With the help of caffeine and green tea – which are energy stimulators – your body will be able to burn unwanted fat cells naturally, whilst also giving you the mental clarity and mood boosting energy to have a great workout.
It’s not just a fat burner, if anything I would describe it as a fat burning pre-workout.
A common misconception with “diet pills” is that they do all the work for you, but that’s completely wrong.
They assist you in your goals, yes. But it’s up to you to work for it.
This week I even read online someone “claiming” her diet pills worked because she’d lost two pounds even though she’d been eating Greggs and popcorn all week – that’s just not how it works.
Diet pills don’t miraculously counteract the food you eat and make out like you do a tonne of exercise – they just assist how your body reacts to the healthy nutritious food and regular workouts.
It’s recommended you take 3 capsules daily. On training days 2-3 should be taken around 45-90 minutes before a workout and on rest days they should be taken 1 at a time throughout the day. The suggested times are morning, afternoon and evening, however those sensitive to caffeine may want to take their 3rd one slightly earlier as the high caffeine levels near bed time could affect sleep schedules.
Thermopure is apparently best taken on an empty stomach and the suggested dose should not be exceeded.
They are also unsuitable for Vegetarians (sorry).
Is It Safe and what are the side effects?
As with all supplements, if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or under 18 then it’s not suitable for you. And due to the caffeine content anxiety sufferers may find their symptoms increased. If you have a high tolerance for caffeine then the side effects would be minimal, however, users who are not so used to caffeine may find they get some headaches or dizziness.
Although safe for adults, it’s still encouraged to speak with your doctor first before you use any sort of “diet pills”.
CLA: What Exactly Is It?
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a widely used sports nutrition supplement.
It’s very popular in the health and fitness industry as it’s a naturally occurring fatty acid, which is vital to human health.
I took these CLA supplements for 28 days alongside Thermopure and recorded my weight and measurements throughout. Read my separate review of theremopure here to see how well they worked and if I recommend them or not.
Claims from the supplements industry suggest CLA can decrease fat and increase lean muscle. They suggest it’s also an immune booster, can fight high blood pressure and can even apparently help fight cancer. Unsurprisingly, It’s seen as a “miracle” supplement by many.
Naturally found in many foods such as beef, cheese and milk, CLA is a vital fatty acid, however, you would have to eat massive amounts of meat/dairy products to get the same amount contained in MyProtein’s CLA supplement.
MyProtein‘s CLA softgels have 1000mg per serving and are aimed at customers looking to improve their physics.
The Benefits of CLA
- Metabolism – It’s suggested that CLA can help increase your body’s metabolic rate, this is obviously a vital benefit for those who use this supplement for fat burning and improving their body composition.
- Lean Muscle – Using CLA alongside a good training plan can assist your body in building more lean muscle. The more lean muscle, the more fat burning capabilities your body holds. Which in turn speeds metabolism and is a great weight management tool
- Immune system – CLA supplements help improve your body’s immune defences and ability to function properly.
- Cholesterol – It is believed that intake of MyProtein’s CLA soft gels can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Oxygen – In a study of male mice they were given 5ml/kg of CLA. The mice displayed increased oxygen consumption which relates to increased fat oxidation
Is It safe and what are the side effects?
The majority of users don’t suffer from any side effects. However, as with all supplements, there is a possibility. The Myprotein website doesn’t mention any side effects, although it is worth noting the product is made in a factory alongside milk, soy and gluten products.
Does it help you lose weight?
As Myprotein market CLA as one of their weight loss products, there, of course, has to be some evidence to back these claims up, right?
There are tonnes of studies across the internet about CLA and it just may be the most studied weight loss supplement worldwide. But don’t get too excited – all of these studies seem to contradict the previous and as many studies that say CLA supplementation does cause significant fat loss, there are a similar amount saying it doesn’t.
Basically, Yes CLA has been found to reduce fat and build lean muscle, but the effects are different for everyone and they may not work for you.
Is It For You?
After reading up on all the evidence only you can decide whether the product will work for you. And it’s definitely worth noting that the product is recommended alongside a balanced diet, teamed with regular exercise. I would advise you to have a strict regime in place before adding this into your diet.
Weight loss products and diet pills aren’t miracle cures that will magically remove your fat bits and give you ripped abs. It really is a matter of hard work and strict diet with a little assistance from supplementation.
MyProtein’s nutritionists advise users to take 1-2 softgels of this supplement with every meal time 1-3 times a day. It’s suggested to take them with food and not on an empty stomach.
Did I See Any Results or Benefits From The Thermopure and CLA?
I took both Thermopure and CLA (read my separate review of CLA here) for 28 days and monitored both my weight and measurements each week.
I’ve been trialling these products for the last 30 days and taking photos/measurements of my progress.
With a little fluffy belly and some body fat to reduce, I’m the perfect candidate for “diet pills”. I currently attend the gym at least 5 days a week mixing weights workouts with cardio.
My diet consists of a strict weekly plan with “cheat meals” over the weekend (all within my allocated weekly macros). I’ve been checking my progress every 10 days. Here’re my thoughts.
Days 1 – 10
I started taking these with high hopes.
With just over 30 days to Christmas, I was ready to shed those stubborn pounds in time to fit into a nice Christmas dress. I set my aim, drop a dress size for Christmas. I was determined.
Then day 3 hit. I got a cold. My immune system was low, my energy levels lower and motivation was even worse. But, I powered through.
I started my day by taking 3 Thermopure tablets 45 minutes before heading to the gym, and I did notice a slight energy boost, but nothing like I would get from Pre-Workout.
After a 45 minute workout, I’d then go home, and get ready for work. Within 3 hours post-gym, I’d feel overwhelming tiredness.
I’m not sure if I can relate this to the Thermopure or to the cold. But, afternoon naps were necessary for the first 7 days of my trial.
With every lunchtime, I’d also been taking 2 CLA’s, as they are recommended with food. The capsule is easy to swallow even though it looks absolutely massive.
As somebody who hates pills and struggles swallowing most chalky pills I was really grateful for the easiness of these. The only thing I have noticed with the CLA’s is the burps. When swallowing the pills there is no taste, no aftertaste, no issues. But after around 30 minutes (even after food) these weird tasting burps happen (gross right). They’re bearable, but just odd tasting.
The Thermopures have no taste at all and are also really easy to swallow, so I had no issue what so ever with these.
But were they working?
After the first 10 days I did notice a slight weight loss of 1.5kg.
My chest dropped slightly, my waist dropped by a whole inch, hips stayed the same and my arm also stayed very much the same.
I’m not sure if I can put it all down to the assistance of Thermopure and CLA or just my hard work and determination?
But as someone who’s been trying to shift these few kg for a while I can only see that these have assisted.
Let’s hope the next 10 days can shed some more light…
Days 10 – 20
These 10 days have been slightly better.
I managed to shift the cold and rediscover my former motivation. Although, the energy levels were still not 100%.
I’ve been wondering if too much caffeine consumption has added to this? As someone who likes a few mid-day coffees, am I just chasing the caffeine train and making myself sleepier in the process?
In an attempt to try and rectify the sleepiness I decided to defy MyProteins Thermopure recommendations and decided to split the 3 capsules up throughout the day EVEN on training days.
This seemed to lower the energy crashes and keep me a bit more upbeat throughout the day.
In fact, I managed to increase my time spent exercising from 7.5 hours in the previous 10 days to 10.5 hours during these 10 days.
But the scales didn’t seem to reflect the effort, losing only 0.6 of a kg.
Was it because I’d been taking the Thermopure differently?
I’m not sure, I’d still been taking CLA exactly the same way. Plus my waist measurement dropped another inch, my chest dropped off slightly more, hips went down an extra 2 inches and my arm seemed to grow half an inch.
For the next 10 days, I’ll go back to taking 3 Thermopure pre-workout and see if it makes a difference.
With the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, this was my final chance to smash my weight loss goals.
With Christmas falling on day 8 I decided to finish the trial a couple of days early. But, 8 days is plenty of time to make a difference.
After going to the gym for around 10 hours, a couple of meals out with drinks and following the Thermopure guidelines correctly, It was time to reveal the final results.
My final weight was 76.7kg which was 2.3kg down from the previous weigh in.
My waist had shrunk slightly, hips were pretty much the same, my chest measurements had dropped by around an inch and my arm was around half an inch smaller.
So although my measurements stayed pretty similar my weight had definitely dropped this time.
- Weight 81.1kg
- Arms 12.2 inches
- Chest 38 inches
- Waist 34.2 inches
- Hips 39 inches
- Weight 79kg
- Arms 13 inches
- Chest 37.5 inches
- Waist 32.5 inches
- Hips 36.5 inches
- Weight 79.6kg
- Arms 12.5 inches
- Chest 37.8 inches
- Waist 33.5 inches
- Hips 39.2 inches
- Weight 76.7kg (4.4kg less than start)
- Arms 12.5 inches (0.3 inches more)
- Chest 36.5 inches (1.5 inches less than start)
- Waist 32.2 inches (1.3 inches less than start)
- Hips 36.5 inches (2.5 inches less than start)
Yet, I’m still unsure if it’s because of the pills or sheer perseverance and hard work.
I had been struggling to lose weight alone, so I’m going to suggest they did have a part in my achievements. But, without the hard work I also put in, the pills would have probably had no effect.
It’s important to remember that diet pills aren’t just a quick fix and a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.
Many people get tricked into believing that diet pills are some sort of miracle cure when they are not.
In fact, they take the credit for many achievements when it should be the person taking the majority of the credit.
Work hard, eat well and have a little confidence.
Want to try for yourself?
Thermopure and CLA are available as part of the MyProtein weight loss bundle or as standalone products.
The price of the bundle is £34.99 and separately Thermopure and CLA are £14.99 & £7.99 Respectively. Of course heading over to the Myprotein discount page will get you a much better offer by using our exclusive 10% off voucher code or one of our other many deals which could give you up to 50% OFF.